Find out more about what we did during our first year of operating the Energy Innovation Toolkit.
The team has compiled a Year in Review report which outlines what has been achieved, what learnings have been gained and what our plans are for the future. You can access information including statistics, commonly-asked questions, reviews of the service and much more.
The Australian Energy Regulator The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) regulates electricity networks and covered gas pipelines in all jurisdictions except Western Australia. The AER sets the amount of revenue that network businesses can recover from customers for using these networks. The AER also enforces the laws for the National Electricity Market (NEM) and spot gas markets in southern and eastern Australia, as well as monitoring and reporting on the conduct of market participants and the effectiveness of competition. (AER) has granted its first trial waiver The Regulatory Sandboxing trial waiver function allows the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) to grant a time limited trial waiver for eligible trial projects, exempting an innovator from having to comply with specified rules for a period of time to allow a trial to proceed. The Victorian Regulatory Sandboxing trial waiver function allows Essential Services Commission (ESC) to issue trial waivers providing time limited relief from Victorian energy frameworks. For more information, please see our trials page and the AER's Trial Projects Guidelines. through the Energy Innovation Toolkit to upgrade around 5,600 smart meters in parts of Greater Western Sydney, the Blue Mountains, the Southern Highlands and the Illawarra region of NSW. Endeavour Energy has been granted the waiver to implement a trial that is expected to improve the delivery of load management services that reduce electricity consumption at peak periods and lower electricity network costs for consumers. The trial should also enable trial participants to access new and innovative energy services.
Lower costs and expanding opportunities for battery technology have seen a significant increase in battery investment. The Energy Innovation Toolkit receives many enquiries about batteries and the information in this article provides a basic overview of information that innovators should consider when planning a new energy project that includes a battery system.
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The Australian Government has created the Energy Innovation Toolkit to better respond to the energy sectors’ evolving needs, to encourage competition resulting in better outcomes for energy consumers, and to allow Australia’s energy frameworks to better adapt to rapid technological change.
The Energy Innovation Toolkit is delivered by the Australian Energy Regulator, in coordination with our Project Partners.
Battery systems in the National Electricity Market
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Virtual Power Plant
Hypothetical case study illustrating virtual power plant
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